Loveliest of trees (Martin Johnson)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-26)   CPDL #47730:   
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2017-11-26).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 78 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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Title: Loveliest of trees
Composer: Martin Johnson
Lyricist: A. E. Housman

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SAATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.